Bucksport Living Well Program Starts May 6



BUCKSPORT — Living Well, a six-week program for anyone suffering from a long-term health problem, such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia or depression, will begin Thursday, May 6, at 10 a.m.

 

The program will continue on the following five Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jewett School Community Center, 66 Bridge St., Bucksport.

Participants must pre-register for the program by calling 469-6682. The $25 fee for all six sessions covers the cost of the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” book and “Time for Healing” CD. Scholarships are available for anyone who cannot afford the fee.

The workshop will be led by trained facilitators Susan Davis and Marjorie Nightingale. The following topics are covered in the program: disease-related problem solving, communication skills, managing emotions, exercise, developing patient/physician partnership, use of community resources, nutrition, managing medications, advanced directives and cognitive symptom management (relaxation, distraction, self-talk, visualization).

This program is made possible through a collaboration between Eastern Agency on Aging and the Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition.

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